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I read somewhere that the Euro Bumpers do not meet U.S safety standards.. does this mean they are not legal or what?? Why are they not as safe as the u.s specs??
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (Juicejetta3)

i'm not so much concerned bout the legality seeing how 99.9% of the cops out there wouldn't know the difference but are they that much more unsafe?
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (BIOHAZRD35)

They do not meet US DOT specs for front & rear crash safety measures
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (BIOHAZRD35)

I think the euro bumpers meet a 3 mph standard (5 kph)
and you guys need to pass a 5 mph standard.
I think?
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (GRNWNV)

quote:[HR][/HR]I think the euro bumpers meet a 3 mph standard (5 kph)
and you guys need to pass a 5 mph standard.
I think?[HR][/HR]​
yep...but most cars built today do not pass this test as evident by all of the hoopla surrounding the NHTSA's bumper basher tests. So don't be worried at all.
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (BIOHAZRD35)

Not that much of a difference for general accidents.
Just don't go getting into a 10 car pile up on the freeway.

Keep Driving,
- Amy
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (jettagrl)

Yeah well the euro bumpers are shorter because there is less behind them. In NA we have big bumpers because there is more support behind it for greater saftey in slow speed accidents. If you've ever held a euro rad support and bumper rebar in your hand as opposed to NA stuff, you'd see why.
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (K-Fresh)

The WHOLE point of 5 mph bumpers vs 3 mph one's is that it makes a huge difference in damage resulting from some no-mind bumping into your car at the mall. One will leave you with nothing more than a scuff or cracked paint.
The other has you come back to your bumper split open like a banana.
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (Lexi)

So any firsthand experience with eurobumpers? OE and Italian. I'm not so worried about high speed wrecks, that why I got an airbag. But I do worry about the whole splitting like a banana thing.
 

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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (koston)

Naw b, unless you find a way to split a vwatom I think your ok. These are minimum speed requirments, I think when the speed is increased the result is reletive versus the damage differece increasing exponentially.
PS YOUR OK....
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Re: Euro Bumpers... quick question (petertakacs)

" I think when the speed is increased the result is reletive versus the damage differece increasing exponentially. "

Say wut?
 
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